JAPAN'S headline inflation slowed in March from February, highlighting the central bank's struggle to hit its 2 per cent price growth target after five years of heavy stimulus, keeping it...

[TOKYO] Japan's longest run of economic growth since the 1980s asset bubble was expected to stall in the first quarter but is seen likely to regain some momentum over the course of the year, a...

[TOKYO] Japan's core machinery orders rose 2.1 per cent in February from the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday, suggesting a pick-up in capital expenditure...

[TOKYO] Japanese workers' wages fell for the third consecutive month in February after adjustments for inflation, in a worrying sign that consumer spending could slow as salaries fail to keep...

[TOKYO] Japan's household spending suffered the biggest annual decline in nearly a year in February, data showed on Friday, reinforcing the view that slow wage growth is keeping consumers from...

[TOKYO] Japan's trade recovery continued into February, with exports and imports registering growth...

[TOKYO] Japan's cabinet approved on Tuesday a plan to improve the accuracy of the government's initial estimate of gross domestic product by collecting more data from the private sector on...

[TOKYO] Japan's household spending slipped 0.1 per cent in December from a year earlier, according to government data released Tuesday, suggesting demand remains sluggish in the world's...

[TOKYO] Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday urged companies to raise wages by three per cent or more next year, keeping up pressure on firms to spend their huge cash pile on wages to...

[TOKYO] Japanese inflation unexpectedly picked up in November but prices are still rising at less than half the rate targeted by central bank. The tightest job market in decades got even tighter.